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Update: Arkema’s hurricane-damaged additives plant in danger of explosion

Crosby, Texas –The Arkema chemical plant at Crosby near the flooded US city of Houston…

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Gazprom starts production of ‘environmentally-friendly’ rubber oil

Moscow – Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has begun production of an ‘environmentally-friendly’ rubber…

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Freudenberg expands Irish medical technology site

Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland – Freudenberg Group’s medical business is expanding its catheter manufacturing facility in the…

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Synthetic rubber buoys Asahi Kasei earnings

Tokyo – Asahi Kasei Corp. has reported strong growth in sales and operating income in…

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Denka notes “firm” demand for chloroprene rubber

Tokyo – Denka Co. Ltd achieved increased shipments of chloroprene rubber in the three months…

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Aramco, Dow to become equal partners in Sadara JV

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia – Dow Chemical Co. and Saudi Aramco have signed a non-binding memorandum…

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Goodyear ‘full of beans’ over tire rubber compound

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is commercialising tires containing a soybean oil-based…

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Mitsui to launch elastomer expansion in Q3

Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals is expecting to start an elastomer capacity expansion at its production…

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Tekni-Plex begins production at new China manufacturing facility

Wayne, Pennsylvania – Tekni-Plex Inc.’s new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, officially began production after…

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Shin-Etsu to expand silicones production in US

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. is planning to expand production capacity at the Shin-Etsu Silicones…

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Birla Carbon names North America president

Mumbai, India – Birla Carbon has appointed Mark Bass as president, North America region, effective…

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Harvey forces US chemical-plant shutdowns

Detroit, Michigan – Petrochemicals units along the Texas coast shut down in advance of Hurricane…

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Tokai takes over Thai carbon black venture

Tokyo – Tokai Carbon Corp. has acquired full ownership of Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co.,…

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Rubber additives market set for 5% annual growth

Dublin – World demand for rubber additives is projected to grow at a a CAGR…

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